Originally Posted by Mike99
Which Samsung plasma did you get?
It seems when I find an HDTV that I like at the store I then read a review or two and it's rated just ok. And typically the review states there are better sets for the money. I've stayed away from plasma because most have a glossy reflective screen which will not work in my room. But I seem to recall there was a plasma that was sort of semi-matte & it could have been a Samsung, but I can't find my shopping notes. So I am curious what you ended up getting.
It's the Samsung PN60E550! Seriously, if you're a little ''hardcore'' regarding image quality, you should forget about LED for now. If you really want to stick with LCD, gor for and old model. I have a LG 42'' from 2009 in my bedroom, and there's is no problem with it. Screen uniformity is just perfect, and so the image does. I think that bad screen uniformity is an inherent characteristic of LED tv. For those who said their set is perfect, fine for you, but I'm sure there's still something wrong, you just don't see it. And it's good for you, don't look for it!
If you're looking for a good plasma set, go for Samsung all the way. Look at the forum about the E550, everyone is happy with it. Yes, the screen is glossy, but not that much, you get used to it. The EX640 have a glossy screen too! I know it's less glossy than a plasma but not that much. Middle to high end LED tv will all have a semi-matte screen. It gives a deeper black.
There's a little buzzing, or ''humm'' that you can hear if the soung is off, but as low as 3-4 you can't hear it anymore.
I recommend Samsung because of screen retention. Panny's plasma, for what I read all over the forums, will have more screen retention or burn in. Samsung is the best for 2012 models.
Seriously, go for a plasma, trust me, it's the best move you will ever made regarding your tv. Forget about LED until OLED is cheaper!
Almost everyone in this thread is saying that there's flashlighting, or ghosting, or clouding on their set. Almost everyone is also saying that you can't even notice it except for some situations...You guys accept to pay over a thousand bucks and have a bad screen uniformity? If you can't see it, except for some occasions means that you sometimes see it! It is not accpectable! Call Sony, ask for an exchange as often as you need it until you get a refund and go for a plasma. It's what I did. My two cents. And sorry for my english, I'm from Québec, so I'm a frenchie!